Not to get too sentimental but when I first wrote this project of love and passion, I dreamed of showing it in the country and to the people who inspired me to create this story. And thanks to the Madrid Art Film Festival, that's becoming a reality! I want to, as always thank the cast, crew, background performers and everyone who helped us make this short a reality. Especially the Film 5 program at the Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative, as well as Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia.
We are very excited and anticipate moving forward to the finalist, resulting in a screening at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Los Angeles.
We are very excited that Una forma de partir / A Way to Go aired on CBC's Reel East Coast, Season Two, Episode Three – September 21, Midnight, Atlantic time, 2016. Hosted by Jonathan Torrens, it was really fun watching as it aired throughout the maritime provinces. Next up will be a ton of film festivals for this little short film that modestly started as a finalist in a script contest. A huge thank you to all the wonderful, talented artists and crew who have been with us from the beginning and throughout!
The fun and excruciating part of getting into a film festival is being told you can't tell anyone until the official announcement. But today is the day. We had a blast at the Atlantic Film Festival's announcement ceremony where they gave the line-up of films for their 35th year anniversary. Una forma de partir was accepted into the prestigious Showcase Gala for REEL EAST COAST. Being alongside such amazing shorts is definitely humbling. But the line-up of shorts in general this year is amazing! We can't wait to see them all! There are definitely more festivals to come but this is exactly how we wanted to get into the AFF. Not because of how we feel about the film could but because of all the hard work and dedication our family, friends, cast and crew put behind this film.
Wow. There are no words to describe exactly how we feel today, but I will try anyway.
It's one thing to hear a movie through the limited range of television or computer speakers, it is something totally different to be in a sound editing suite with a professional sound editor hearing your dreams come to fruition for your project.
Knowing that the look and sound of a project is as close to what we had envisioned is both exciting and humbling. Exciting because now our next move is to have this short put into theatres at Film Festivals around the world; and humbling as we reflect on how many people shared parts of their lives with us in order to make this dream come true.
With our sound mix and online edit now complete, thanks to our amazing sponsors at The Postman, we can now take a breath and gleefully reflect on the past nine months. In addition to our amazing cast and crew, we need to thank our sponsors at WIlliam F. White, SIM digital and Trew Audio for giving us the tools our crew needed to complete the shoot.
What a day
Marc Savoie from The Postman doing our colour pass.
We are now in the final stages of post-production and we couldn't be happier with the result! This is the end of a long nine month journey Joshua and I began in late September/early October, that has left us with a finished film everyone who was involved can be proud of. Along the way we have worked with a lot of the best cast and crew that we could have ever hoped for and we are eternally grateful to everyone who helped get us to today.
With a wonderful score done by Josh Cruddas and a masterful sound design by Herb Theriault matching perfectly up with Luckas Cardona's edit, we are now putting the finishing touches on our film. Another huge thanks goes to the amazing work of Marc Savoie and Eric Leclerc from our post-production sponsor The Postman.
The framework and amazing shots caught on the day by our Director of Photography Paul McCurdy and his team of amazing camera people, electrics and grips really came together in post. Now as we head into our final sound mix, Joshua and I will see the entirety of our film as it was meant to be seen for the first time.
Thank-you to everyone!
The shoot went amazing. In those two days we were on time, got all the shots we wanted and most importantly, everyone had a blast working on it. It was very important to Chuck and I that the crew were happy and had fun during the making. That caused extra hours of preparation to make sure we had all our ducks in a row, but it was worth it!
Photo by the Stills Photographer / Behind The Scenes Director - Devon Pennick-Reilly
Saturday is the day! The Call Sheets have been sent out, the updated shot list is...updated. Cast and crew are ready. And I have a sweet rental from Enterprise. I went with them mainly because I'm a Trekkie.
This has been an incredible eight month journey! It's not over yet but the preparation is. We couldn't have done this without the cast and crew we have. It's cliche to say, but in all honesty
If you lived in Nova Scotia over the past few weeks you are well aware of the challenges we have been facing by the Liberal government. Not something I would ever think I'd say as a filmmaker. The Liberal government giving arts a problem. All of the short films in the Film 5 program were put on hold when Film and Creative Services was shut down and the work transferred to NSBI. But, thanks to a ton of social media, Global TV and CBC interviews, we are back in the game! All the Film 5's can continue since the funding has been rightfully released to the Atlantic Filmmaker's Cooperative. Many productions are put on hold for various reasons, but when a short film is put on hold, that normally means death. However we have received a tremendous amount of support from our cast, crew and the local community. Our new shoot dates are May 23rd and May 24th. We are very excited and want to thank everyone who has already dedicated so much time and love into this project.